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it is illustrative of the politics of the bill. this is president obama at the signing of the bill and you see representatives of teachers unions and the u.s. department of education is also in this picture and arny duncan because it included provisions on college loan interest rates and also representatives of the industry along with la mayor, since the tifia expansion and a $500 million boost to projects of natural significance with something that la lobbied for heavily to boost the program that will implement 30 years of transit projects within ten years using low-cost federal loans which we will talk about in a few slides about the tivia program. >> the key themes, again, no fundamental changes in federal transportation policy. there is a shift to no ear marks. this is consistent with congress's opposition to ear marks that we have heard about for the last few years, there are no ear marks under map 21. there is a significant amount of program consolidation, the highway programs have gone from 30 programs from, i am sorry from 90 programs to 60 programs. so this will help folks
that you will see in the bill itself. president obama signed it into law in july. and back in june, i don't think that anybody was expecting that we would actually see this bill come to fruition. but within a couple of weeks following the bill was on the president's desk for signature. the primary issue to point out with map 21, is that it is a two-year bill and it does not fundamentally change federal transportation policy. you can see from the picture on the slide in
. >> something that came in after the agenda, which is gratifying for all of us? that president obama announced that the expansion of the downtown ferry terminal behind us in the if herry building has been identified on his list as two critical transportation projects in the state of california and his plan is to expedite these two projects through better coordination of the federal, local and state governments in order to put americans to work building a 21st century infrastructure and providing california with more transportation choices. and the san francisco downtown ferry project is something that is spearheaded by the san francisco bay water emergency transportation authority. and they have been doing a great job and their project will improve the land side facilities and allow up to 6 new ferry bursts and as many as 10,000 per day, and so they have been working a draft, eir, eif which we hope to see in the beginning of the calendar year and they have been working with the port and partner and bc bc and so that is one of really great things that we see moving forward now in a expedited fa
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